A sociocultural group in the ancient town of Eko-Ende, Ifelodun North Local Council Development Area of Osun State, Eko-Ende Action Council has said there is no any rancour between Eko-Ende and its suburb town, Eko Ajala, and that it would allow anything that can cause conflict between the two Communities.
The group however urged Akinrun Ikirun of Ikirun land, Oba Olawale Adedeji to steer clear of the affairs of the sleepy town and its suburb, Eko Ajala for the sake of peace and tranquility.
The group in a ‘Save Our Soul’ letter written and signed by its Chairman, Evangelist Jiire Adeyemo copies of which were made available with the newsmen in Osogbo on Saturday alleged Akirun of causing raging violence between Eko-Ende and its suburb community, Eko Ajala , saying the monarch was doing this for his “selfish interest”.
In the letter, the group explained how Eko-Ende and Eko -Ajala have been living together without rancour since the time in memorial.
“It is a known fact that Eko-Ende gave the land, on which Eko-Ajala settled, and Eko-Ajala pays ‘tributes’ to that effect, to Eko-Ende and It is an established fact that Otin river demarcated Eko-Ende and Ikirun”
“Facts at our disposal established the fact that, Akinrun is interested in grabbing the Land belonging to Eko-Ende by penetrating Eko-Ajala, he thinks he can achieve his desire”
The group alluded that, the relationship between Eko-Ende and all its neighbors have been very cordial before the present Akinrun of Ikirun , Oba Rauf Adedeji started intervening into the affairs of Eko-Ende territories for his personal objectives
“It is a known fact, backed by government gazette that, Eko-Ende has oversight authority on the selection and installation of Baale of Eko-Ajala (also known as Eko Olumoorin).
The letter alleged Akinrun, Oba Rauf Adedeji of started causing problem between the two communities since the time of Elende Oba Oladosu and it took the intervention of prominent people and obas to stalled his action.
” Elende of Eko Ende, Oba Raji Oladosu installed Baale Raji Oyeleke who is from Olumoorin/Ogunniyi ruling house. After the demise of Baale Raji Oyeleke, Akinrun went ahead to endorsed Ezekiel Adegboye, a retired police officer, at Eko Ajala without the consent of Elende of Eko-Ende then, Oba Raji Oladosu. The process was challenged in court but Elende of Eko-Ende withdrew the case due to the intervention of prominent people in the two communities. Baale Adegboye paid the installation fee to Elende before Akinrun dabbled in and he later came to apologised to Oba Raji Oladosu for being misled by Akinrun and called for normalising his Baaleship”
” Akinrun wanted to singlehandedly elevate Baale Adegboye to monarch status but the process was stalled by court of law that, if such elevation should come, it has to pass through Elende of Eko Ende who is the overlord and prescribed authority over Eko Ajala. To this end, Akinrun’s self acclaimed collections was put abrupt and Baale Adegboye maintained his status as Baale”
” It is also pertinent to reiterate the fact that, Akinrun doesn’t have any cordial relationship with Oba Raji Oladosu till his demise due to his greediness and high-handedness as he wanted to cause mayhem between Eko Ende and it’s environ.
“After the demise of Baale Adegboye, Elende , Oba Rauf Olaniyan Ajiboye installed another Baale, in person of Sunday Akinwale who is from a section of Olumoorin/ Ogunniyi ruling house the same ruling house where the deceased Baale hailed from.”
“Not quite long after the installation, the new Baale Akinwale was deceived by Akinrun that he could use his connections to get him promoted to an Oba. The Baale fell for that. Akinrun actually got the consent of the government then to crown Baale Sunday Akinwale as well get him promoted to part 11 oba, then event which intends to take place at his palace in Ikinrun”
According to the group, “promotion of Baale Sunday Akinwale to part 11 and beaded crown monarch was stalled by the state high court in Ikirun who ordered immediate reversal of Chief Sunday Akinwale to his formal status as Baale and also ordered him to return all the benefits enjoyed for the period he was crowned by Akinrun as part 11 beaded crown monarch.
The apex indigenes of Eko-Ende however called on concern authorities to as a matter of urgency call Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Rauf Olawale Adedeji to order and warn him not to dabble into the affairs of Eko -Ende and its tenant, Eko Ajala for the sake of peace and harmony.
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